Session Start Date

6-1-1988

Abstract

Geological uncertainties have always played an important role in planning of a hydel power house. This paper presents case study of a power house which was subjected to major revisions in its planning due to inherent instabilities in rock slopes. Initially the power house was planned with service bay and other facilities on its left hand side, but the weak and instable slopes and sliding of large rock masses necessitated its thorough revision by bringing service bay and other facilities to its right hand side along with addition of many new features and flattening of slopes. There were many alternatives under consideration and final selection was based on techno-economic balance of the project.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Second Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

6-1-1988

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1988 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Construction of Hydel Power House in Weak Rocks

Geological uncertainties have always played an important role in planning of a hydel power house. This paper presents case study of a power house which was subjected to major revisions in its planning due to inherent instabilities in rock slopes. Initially the power house was planned with service bay and other facilities on its left hand side, but the weak and instable slopes and sliding of large rock masses necessitated its thorough revision by bringing service bay and other facilities to its right hand side along with addition of many new features and flattening of slopes. There were many alternatives under consideration and final selection was based on techno-economic balance of the project.